Environmental impacts were taken into account from the conception of Treebal.

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Why is digital eco-conception essential ?

Contrary to what one might think, digital technology is not intangible and its environmental impacts are very real. Thus, the digital sector is now responsible for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions and the sharp increase in usage suggests a 50% growth of this carbon footprint by 2025 according to ADEME. This is why it is essential to take into account the environmental impact of digital solutions from their conception.

The aim of digital eco-conception is to reduce the negative environmental impacts of a product by taking into account all stages of its life cycle.

How is the Treebal application eco-designed?

The environmental dimension was taken into account from the conception of Treebal, from the first "design thinking" workshops to the realization of the application itself, and we are part of a continuous improvement process.

Our R&D teams have been trained in fundamentals of the responsible digital and received Green IT certification. From the very beginning the functional and technical choices responded to an objective of digital sobriety and use in order to limit the environmental footprint of the application :

To ensure compliance with eco-conception requirements, and to continuously measure and improve Treebal's environmental impact, we are supported by various experts including the Green IT collective :

Green IT

The Green IT collective, created in 2004, brings together a community of responsible digital players who are interested in digital sobriety, the ecodesign of digital services, lowtech, and more generally in a digital future alternative;


IT’s On Us

IT’s On Us is a collective of professionals whose mission is to reduce the negative impacts of digital technology (social, environmental and economic) and to put digital technology at the service of sustainable development.

IT's on us

What are the benefits ?

The benefits of eco-conception are multiple :

  • Environmental impact : as you understood, the first benefit of eco-conception is the control of the environmental impact. The use of Treebal allows to have a lower carbon footprint than using non-eco-designed instant messaging.
  • Hardware lifespan : Treebal is designed to reduce the amount of resources required for its operation. The first factor of environmental impact being related to the material, Treebal is making it possible to extend the lifespan of electronic material and thus fight against accelerated obsolescence, In addition, Treebal is compatible with older versions of Android and iOS, which also helps keep hardware longer.
  • User experience : The loading times of the Treebal application and the screens are optimized, considerably and lastingly improving the user experience.
  • Accessibility of services : the design and ergonomics are optimized to ensure maximum accessibility, especially in the event of visual impairment.

* according to the EENM2019 study by